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About george gaffga

For almost 40 years I have served as a pastor in the Presbyterian Church. I am a regular guy whose life has been graced by God in many ways. My wife and I have three grown children and three grandchildren. I am trying to live with Christ day to day and though I sometimes fail miserably I am not giving up because God hasn't given up on me. I enjoy woodcutting (as in felling trees). I play some guitar, write music and have written a couple of devotional books that were best sellers in my local church. So journey with me in these writings and let's see what this life with Jesus is all about.

God in our Sufferings

Martin Luther once suggested that the deepest revelation of the character of God is in the weakness, suffering and death on the cross. This is the exact opposite of where humanity expected to find God. Even today some Christians expect … Continue reading

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SEE NO EVIL??

After the events of the past few days I feel the need to speak out, not as one associated with any political party, but as a Christian. I am convinced that the President has given tacit approval to hate groups … Continue reading

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GRACE IN ATHEISM

How can God be found in atheism? Hmmm. Continue reading

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TOO MANY RULES

  Remember the old song about signs everywhere telling us what to do. In case you don’t, here are some of the lyrics. (The Five Man Electrical Band) Sign, sign, everywhere a sign Blockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mind … Continue reading

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NOT SAVED BY FAITH

We are not saved by faith, as some would emphasize. We are saved only by God’s grace from beginning to end. It’s like that passage in Philippians 1:6,which states: “God who began a good work in you will bring it … Continue reading

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THE GRACE OF A FALLEN SPARROW

In Matthew 10 as Jesus warns his disciples of coming persecutions he promises them that God is watching out for them, that God considers them of great worth. He tells them that little birds which are bought for a penny … Continue reading

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NAKED

In order to understand grace we need to understand our own predicament and for that to happen a basic requirement must be satisfied. I get to it by way of two examples from my own life. These are instances of … Continue reading

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